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Stock Markets

Davos billionaires: Oblivious to the coming revolution

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The world looks different from rarified altitude of a billionaire. Especially if you’re one of the 85 richest …

Economics

Will the 2nd Great Machine Age be a frightening jobless dystopia?

Machines have been displacing jobs for years and the rate is accelerating<p>Thanks to lightning-speed advances in hi-tech, humanity (or part of it) is close to achieving its dream of prosperity without toil. We are already starting glimpse the awful consequences. As Voltaire said, work is the triple …

Meltdown: The men who crashed the world | UK

In the first episode of <i>Meltdown</i>, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.<p>The crash of September 2008 brought the …